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FGB Agenda 23rd March 2016

Castlewood School Governing Body                            

Castlewood Road, Southwester, West Sussex, RH13 9US, Telephone: 01403 734822, Fax: 01403 734978 http://www.castlewood.w-sussex.sch.uk

Chair: Sarah Speed Vice Chair:  Mary Page

Our School’s key strengths:

Care, guidance and support at all levels: Team Work

Creative Curriculum and enrichment opportunities

Positive behaviour – inside and outside of school

 

Full Governing Body meeting – Wednesday 23 March 7pm

Agenda

Max Time   Lead

1.     Apologies for absence and Declarations of Pecuniary Interests  2 mins  SS

2.     Approval of FGB Minutes from 3rd Dec 2015 2 mins All Both Part 1 and Confidential Part 2 minutes 

3.     Matters arising from previous FGB meeting on 3rd Dec 2015  5 mins All

No.

Action detail

Responsibility

1

Diarise for the Summer Term, to confirm whether there are any policies that could be approved in the Housekeeping Meeting held in Sep 2016.

BA

2

Obtain data terminology/acronyms from MR, and induction terminology/acronyms from JW or WM, and load onto the governor’s website.

BA

3

Provide an update at the next FGB regarding the Peer Monitoring scheme (Salus) – via the HT report.

JS

4

JS has requested a report from WSCC re Safeguarding and CP, a further update will be provided at the next Committee meeting in Jan 16.

JS

5

Email a list of the dates and content of the new Ofsted training courses, to all governors, consider whether this is something that Maria could deliver to the Castlewood governors?

WM/MR

6

Email the governors re the Locality training at Arunside school and let Shelley Baker know of our attendees.

BA

7

GK will send BA the Spring Term monitoring visit templates, and BA will email out to the governors with a reminder of who is going where.

GK/BA

8

- Remind CQ and AG of the Prevent Training requirements.

- Update the Training Record with training completed.

BA

4.     Reporting to the Governing Body     

a)     To receive the report from the Head Teacher and discuss 15 mins JS

-        Please read the report before the meeting and raise questions beforehand.

b)     Link Governor Report – verbal update at the meeting 5 mins WM

c)     Governor visits (formal and informal)  15 mins All/GK

-      Feedback from anyone who hasn’t yet reported back in Committees

-      Summary/Outcomes of Spring Term visits

-      Summer Term teams and pro-formas

 

5.     Governor vacancies 10 mins SS

-      To include collective skills review

 

6.     Training Updates:                                                                                                                

a)     Prevent Training  15 mins JS/MR

-      What are the implications for our school to improve further?

b)     Early Help/Holistix (To be carried forward to next term)

 

7.     Safer Recruitment 10 mins  JS

-      To include review and approval of Safer Recruitment Policy and Checklist

 

8.     Policies  2 mins  MP/SS

-      Governor’s Code of Practice policy

 

9.     Paperwork for completion and signing  5 mins BA/SS

-      Governor’s Code of Practice

-      Register of Business Interests and Pecuniary Interests

-      Membership of GB declaration and disqualification document

 

10.  SEF/Ofsted criteria and evidence from Q&S Committee meeting 5 mins MR/SS

-      Update and next steps

 

11.  AOB 5 mins All

 

Additional Meeting Papers provided:

-        Previous meeting minutes (3rd Dec 2015)

-        Heads report – March 2016

-        Safer Recruitment Policy and Checklist

-        Updated Governor’s Code of Practice policy

 

Date of next meeting:

Thursday 21st April

7pm – Q&S Committee

 

Thursday 28th April

7pm – Resources Committee

 

 

Priorities 2015/16

Embed tracking system

Enable Lower Ability pupils to accelerate

Raise parental expectation

 

 

What difference have we made to the school through what we have discussed today?

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